Swanky JKA: Making History As A Trailblazer
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Jidekene Achufusi popularly referred to as Swanky JKA is taking the Nollywood scene by storm and really rapidly. With options within the newest hit blockbusters together with award-winning Living In Bondage, Jidekene who not too long ago gained the AMVCA Trailblazer Award, speaks to The Guardian Life about his aspirations and hopes for a greater Nollywood.
Who is Swanky JKA?
JKA is a variety of issues. First of all, he’s God’s son and likewise a person of few phrases. He doesn’t like clout or tries to be within the information for the improper causes. JKA is a religious little one of God who thinks of himself as a really trustworthy and devoted man.
When did you begin skilled performing?
I can say I began skilled performing in 2014. I graduated and determined to take extra frequent journeys to Lagos. I looked for gigs with out having to overlook lessons or get in bother with my lecturers and my dad and mom. It was additionally the time I acquired my first lead function in a giant venture within the East. It was a movie known as Poka messiah by Mr Ernest OBI.
What has been your most difficult function thus far?
The most difficult function thus far for me was the place I needed to play a slave. To have grow to be Nnamdi Okeke was no simple feat. So many issues occurred that made me higher as an entire. I used to be the primary to reach and final to go away, I used to be sickly on set. This made me prayerful always and humble.
How does it really feel profitable the trailblazer award on the 2020 AMVCA?
I prayed about it. I’ve been eager about getting a brand new automobile and a technique for positive to make that occur would have been profitable the trailblazer award. I by no means would have thought that my work up to now 12 months would have been rewarded. It was an honour. I all the time needed to be a public administrator, somebody to carry public workplace and would assist form Nigeria into what it must be. This platform permits me to work together with youngsters, and ladies. It permits me to debate with public and company our bodies for the nice and provision of higher well being care infrastructure, and to form tomorrow’s leaders.
I’m undoubtedly enthusiastic about working with Multichoice Dstv Africa Magic to create the very best for probably the most energetic 12 months as a trailblazer. I believe I’m additionally the primary male to win this award, so I thank the organizers for saying my work was sufficient. God bless them.
Do you are feeling underneath strain now that you’ve this feather (trailblazer award) in your cap?
I really feel no strain about this award. I really feel very blessed. I like that I’m proper in the midst of the place I’ve all the time needed to be; a voice for change. I imagine I’m a voice now for lots of people; lots of people are trying as much as me. I hope to have the ability to encourage lots of people with my speeches and my actions. Our Country wants youths in energy who’re very efficient with their voices. I really feel no strain, I really feel blessed and able to go
What is your dream function?
That’s a troublesome one however I wish to assume it will be doing no matter function that helps to succeed in tens of millions of Nigerians. For now, there are not any tales that concentrate on the Biafra conflict or how we Nigeria gained independence. So usually, any story or function that permits me to handle the feelings of the typical Nigerian throughout geographic areas. Any function that teaches them about our historical past, previous errors and the way we might be higher.
Nollywood or Hollywood and why?
Hollywood appears like enjoyable and mark my phrases we will certainly get there and make our mark. There are honour and blessing in being world if, underneath my watch, Nollywood can elevate the bar and compete globally.
In what capability do you assume your contribution to the Nollywood business will make things better?
Well, to not give glory to me however to God Almighty who offers knowledge, data and technical know-how to have the ability to proceed the place our fathers have left off. To be capable to invent one thing you might have had to make use of uncooked supplies the folks earlier than you might have maximized. You can simply declare that you’ve invented the ceiling or a duplex whereas any individual taught generations earlier than you methods to get sand from the seabed. So no matter contribution or change that I’m able to convey to this already blossoming business, I solely really feel blessed to have been in a position to have contributed my quota. I’m solely a messenger of God who would be capable to change the business in a brand new gentle, give it the breath of recent air it deserves and desk my very own concepts. When my journey involves an finish, a number of the youthful individuals on the time would additionally convey recent concepts. So usually, I can solely contribute as a lot as God would need me to.
You talked about throughout your speech, your hopes to clinch the very best actor award. What plans are in place to attain this?
Haha. You that’s studying; did you see Living In Bondage? If sure? Then who’s your greatest actor? So you see; proper there!